Monday, 10 August 2009

Charles Alfred Wardill 1855-1929 & Sarah Ann Watson 1858-1915

Charles Alfred Wardill was born on the 30th September 1855 and was the 4th child born to Michael & Susannah

Although born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, he emigrated to Canada in 1887, 2 years after marrying Sarah Ann(Ellen) Watson on the 5th November 1885 at St Olave's Church, York.

Sarah was born in Bridlington, East Yorkshire on the 23rd September 1858.

On the 1871 census it states that Charles occupation was an apprentice Carver & Gilder.
By 1881 and living in Essex, England he was a Steam Vessel Engineer.

They had 7 children who were all born in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Charles Alfred Born 11th August 1886
Harold York Born 26th August 1888
Wilfred Born 20th January 1890
Oswald Born 4th August 1892
George Horace Born 14th July 1893
John Hollis Born 6th July 1894
Kate Mildred Born 22nd February 1897

Charles Died in Nanaimo, British Columbia on the 29th June 1929 and Sarah died, also in Nanaimo, on the 30th March 1915

Also Charles invented the Bicycle Brake.. Here's a copy of the patent

1 comment:

  1. very interesting! At that point in history many people left Britain for the new worlds. My own great grandparents adn uncles did and one was killed in the Iriquois disaster. Native indians found his body and contacted my great taid, he wired money over to pay for a chrisitan burial and a stone where it stands today, it would be lovely to visit